I am not bashing the wrestlers from Chapin or South Pointe, both are solid kids but you have to give credit where credit is due. overall the tournament was well ran and is getting more fun to watch every year
Nobody was bashing Ekanem, the kid has multiple state placements and a state title going into his senior year and has been a force in South Pointe’s lineup for the last three years. That said, Carder was dominant throughout the match until the closing seconds of the third period. Scotty Dean ran through the tournament. Period. To say otherwise is disrespectful to that young man after a great tournament run. Dixon wasn’t competitive in that match. You are entitled to your opinion but that doesn’t mean you can negate a fact. L-E homer or not that’s the truth of the matter. Again both great wrestlers from Chapin and South Pointe and good luck to both kids this season.
Eastside continues to look solid (shocking), River Bluffs lineup is strong as well. Haile is going to be competitive at either 182 or 195 but Stephenson will be a tuff hill to climb. Emery and Wilkins would be a dog fight of a match for sure. Green looks great up at 170. Byrnes is going to be a state championship caliber team. Over all I think as a state we had a solid showing among the absolutely stacked lineup at the slam. Hats off to Koz for bringing in quality teams and putting on a phenomenal tournament every year.